I am Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish at Swarthmore College, where I teach courses on Spanish language and Hispanic cultures ranging from elementary Spanish to composition and conversation courses and advanced courses on early modern Spain and Colonial Latin America. My research focuses on early modern Spanish fiction and its engagement with the aesthetic, social and philosophical concerns of the early modern period. Prior to arriving at Swarthmore, I taught at various institutions including Oberlin College, Harvard University, Rider University and Princeton University, where I also earned my Ph.D. in Comparative Literature.
In addition to my research, teaching and service at Swarthmore, I am an active participant in the greater-Philadelphia regional working group Tempranillos (organized by Tri-College faculty through the support of a Mellon Foundation grant) and in the international research project Recepción e interpretación del Quijote (1605-1830). Traducciones, opiniones, recreaciones, under the auspices of the Grupo de Estudios Cervantinos based at the Universidad de Oviedo (Spain).
When not engaged in teaching or research, I can usually be found with my family, behind my camera or on the soccer pitch.